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show." let's get to work. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. >> two years after the tragedy in tucson, gabrielle giffords is taking the nra head-on. and a powerful new ad calls for courage in congress. >> whose child has to die next? >> senator barbara boxer is here on the progress. >>> sheriff joe arpaio has a posse patrolling around arizona schools. tonight we'll try to find the truth about arming public school teachers. >>> congressman steve palazzo wanted aid when his district was ravaged by hurricane katrina, yet voted down sandy aid. he took a hypocritical tour of sandy damage today. >>> congress has hit a new low. >> say ah! >> ah. >> say ah! >> ah. >> even root canals are more popular. bob shrum and howard fineman are here to assess the damages. on the heels of the horrific massacre in newtown, connecticut, something needs to change. here is one reason why. two years ago today, a gunman opened fire in tucson, arizona, in a parking lot. he shot 19 people,
on a full, clean, sandy-aid bill now. now, next week, one thing i hope that everybody in america now clearly understands, new jersey, both republicans and democrats will never stand silent when our citizens are being shortchanged. >> and let's not forget what governor chris christie said last week. >> there is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims. the house majority, and their speaker, john boehner. >> and today, "the daily beast" published the interview, she is mad as hell, about the myriad ways the republican brand has been tarnisted, the sorry state, the ongoing alienation of latino voters, the epic failure of the fiscal cliff negotiations. and most recently, the house's arguing over the disaster relief aid. i'm angry, fumes mosbacher, i'm angry about the mistakes, i'm not writing any checks and i'm not asking anyone else to write any checks until i hear something that makes sense to me. since the election there have been a lot of gatherings and meetings among those who are active in raising money. the question is are we united in drying that up fr
wants to organize against what they say is the president's post-sandy hook assault on gun rights. this is why the silence of those children killed at sandy hook elementary school must continue to speak loudly until action is taken in relation to gun safety and gun violence across this nation. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> the folks that brought you the iraq war. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. the folks who quack for iraq have a knack for bad ideas. they pushed us into war ten years ago, they made their case with lies and half truths and flimflam. we had to get revenge for 9/11 so let's attack iraq even though it was al qaeda that hit the twin towers and the pentagon. we have to attack iraq because we've got evidence they have weapons of mass destruction, wmd, even if there's no evidence they have nuclear weapons and it would turn out they didn't have chemical or biological either. we have to attack iraq, the hawks, they promised it would bring peace between israel and
momentum for gun control is coming out of the most recent massacre, the one at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. an event that shook a normally poised president, remember this, wiped a tear away, later announced a task force to curb gun violence, to be led by vice president joe biden. one of the vice president's first moves, extending an invitation to the nra. let me take you to washington and talk to cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, just what is the task force hoping to get out of approaching the nra? >> i think what they want to do here is get voices and get voices of all sides in the gun argument here. that's why the nra was given an invitation. take a listen to jay carney, white house press secretary, asked about the nra attending these immediatings this wee i m. >> the vice president's group invited a number of organizations and individuals to participate in meetings. they include gun owners, and groups that represent gun owners, groups that represent sports men and sports women. the nra has been one of the groups -- one of the many groups invited. i wil
republicans who voted against hurricane sandy relief money. it's not easy. >> a couple months ago america was hit by two major disasters, one of them natural, hurricane sandy, and one of them somewhat manmade, the republican majority in the house of representatives. now, the second of those disasters is pretty much making it impossible to clean up the first one. >> 67 republicans voted against $9.7 billion in aid for victims of superstorm sandy. >> what possible reason could you have for voting against aid to hurricane victims by way of a flood reimbursement fund? what did the eastern seaboard ever do to any of you? >> paul ryan joins 66 other republicans in voting against it. >> okay, well, i know what the eastern seaboard did to him. look, republicans, i get -- i get that you're the party of limited government. but we're not talking about obama care here. this is two paragraphs giving aid to people in need, and you still couldn't bring yourselves to vote for it because of some stupid principle that you yourselves only occasionally live by. here's the thing. if you can't vote for this, t
of sandy. is he setting himself up for a 2016 presidential run? new jersey thinks so. and 3/4 of voters give him a thumbs up. two years ago today, jared lee loughner killed six people, wounded congresswoman gabby giffords, giffords speaking out about gun control. we'll hear what she has to say. >>> but first a hearing providing chilling, new detail about movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado, that left 12 people dead. day two of the preliminary hearing for suspect james holmes. casey wian's just come out of the court and joins us live from centennial, colorado. what's the latest from the hearing? >> reporter: well, what we heard, ali, just inside the courtroom a little while ago, two of the 41 911 calls placed the night of that shooting. two calls plays pi a detective made from inside the theater. one of them was the first call that was made on that night by a gentleman named kevin. call lasted 27 seconds, difficult to hear what he said, what the 911 operator had to say. but the unmistakable sound was the sound of gunshots, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. more than 30 gunshots in 27
that invokes sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of that tucson shooting. >> 20 heart-broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> indeed. the same question could be asked by a mother and father of one of the latest shooting victims in our daily tally of gun casualties, including a 15-year-old girl shot and killed early today in milwaukee. in maryland last night a gunman left one dead and one critically wounded before taking his own life. in ft. myers, florida, a christian school was closed today following a deadly shooting in the school's parking lot on monday. then ra has issued a customary kurt statement saying they'll send a representative to meet with vice president biden on thursday as part of his task force. meanwhile, as the president calls for a national day of service to honor the reverend martin luther king jr. on jan
relief for hurricane sandy areas. on this station over the weekend congressman frank falone blamed the tea party for slowing it down. listen to this. >> the tea party people are mostly from the south and the west. and if this had been louisiana or kansas, they wouldn't have held this up. >> now, when you look at that, look at mississippi congressman steve palaso. he pushed for storm relief in his area after hurricane katrina and isaac. he voted no for sandy relief because quote, we have a financial disaster looming in the country that i believe personally in my heart is going to be greater than any natural disaster that has ever hit us. now, today the paper ripped into palazzo. his hometown paper. for his vote against sandy relief. quote, seldom has a single vote in congress appeared as cold-blooded and hard headed as the one cast by representative steven palazzo last week. that he would rather make a philosophical point rather than help put back together communities. as he himself once put it is both shameful and offensive. this is an example of this kind of tea party ideology tha
obama has signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package. most will be used to pay flood insurance claims. a second bill will be voted on on january 15th. house speaker john boehner received harsh criticism from chris christie and peter king, both republicans, when he refused to bring the bill up for house vote. >>> hockey fans may have something to cheer about. the league and players association came to a tentative agreement yesterday on a ten-year deal that would end the lockout. >> for the ten fans remaining. >> for all ten of you fans left, there could be hockey soon. it could be approved by team players and owners. and you ten fans could watch hockey as early as next week. >>> football. mike shanahan might have explaining to do after star quarterback robert griffin iii appeared to badly reinjure his knee. it happened in the fourth quarter as rg3 tried to recover a fumbled snap. it hurt to just watch it. wasn't even touched. check this out right now. he wasn't even touched. he couldn't move to pick up the fumble. he had hobbled throughout the game. started limping in the first
and compared the devastation caused by superstorm sandy to that of hurricane katrina. while taking lawmakers to task for not approving sandy relief sooner, reid said katrina was nothing in comparison to sandy. in fact, katrina was responsible for more than 1,800 deaths. sandy claimed at least 113 lives. >> probably smart to give that apology for harry reid there. >> absolutely. >>> it is 5:19 in the morning. time for "early read," your local news making national headlines. to connecticut, the mayor of stratford wants a new school that's going to be built there to be named for victoria soto. you'll remember she was the first grade teacher at sandy hook elementary who tried desperately to shield her students from adam lanza's murderous rampage. soto was one of the six adults killed along with 20 children. she was 27 years old. she was a lifelong resident of stratford, connecticut. this was the woman who grew up wanting to be a teacher, and she achieved that goal and by all accounts she was a marvelous educator. >>> who can forget -- or you can forget about landing tickets to this year's inaugu
congress and that is billions in relief for hurricane sandy victims. we're also learning about special tax breaks in that fiscal cliff deal. with so much criticism leveled at speaker boehner, there were some questions about whether his future was in doubt. the rousing applause for john boehner capped his return as speaker of the house. after a turbulent few weeks of setbacks that have cast doubt on his power and influence, a dozen rebellious conservatives turned against him, but boehner had enough votes. and, following tradition, the top democrat, nancy pelosi, did the honors. >> eye present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you! >> reporter: while boehner is known to show emotion, it seemed to reflect the pressure he has been under. >> you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff drama also cost taxpayers with special interest. the law extended for two years tax breaks already on the books, including $430 million for hollywood, producer to make their movies and tv shows in the u.s. $70 million in tax credits for
sandy. >> the leading global insurance company here in america. >> everything plus a profit of more than 22 billion for the american people. >> thank you, america. >> so you may have seen that new ad from insurance giant aig which received $182 billion bailout from you, the taxpayers. well, it's been publicly with the high profile tv ad campaign but the rescued company now confirms its board will meet tomorrow considering suing the u.s. government claiming the shareholders were cheated in the bailout deal. michael delmaced reports on this in "the new york times." thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> this brand new ad campaign. >> yeah. >> i noticed it the other day. a great ad. we appreciate what america taxpayers did for us. paid you back with interest. what happened? where did we go wrong? thank you to we may sue you. >> they're considering joining a lawsuit filed by their former ceo claiming the rescue of aig cheated shareholders out of tens of billions of dollars. >> in what way? how can we cheat you if you're fledgling or having major trouble? >> basically arguing that the gov
the one in tucson including the massacre in newtown, connecticut. the shooting at sandy hook elementary school sparked an obama administration push to prevent gun violence. vice president joe biden is leading the administration's effort and plans a series of meetings this week with gun owners, victim organizations and the videogame industry. the president faces a challenge from the national rifle association and its supporters. a group of gun rights advocates in washington is planning a gun appreciation day just two days before the president's second inauguration. >> get people to support the second amendment, show up to their gun ranges, show up to the gun shows, show up to the gun stores, buy a few bullets, shoot a few bullets. >> reporter: the white house says the president wants to outline a gun violence plan during his state of the union address. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> he was kicked out for coming out. now a bay area boy scout may be allowed to get scouting's highest honor after all. ryan an dreessen's eagle sco
frustrating, i got angry. i was so very passionate, following what happened at sandy hook, as we all were. and my position on what should be done about gun control, i've been advocating for a long time. so this to me was a tipping point. and to hear them continue to espouse this, you cannot touch any guns philosophy, i found very frustrating. with alex jones, i took a different tact. my tact was to try and show that i could be a listener, that i would give him the time to explain, articulate his position, but instead, he didn't want to debate anything or discuss it. but i found it illuminating that during his rant, you got a real sense of what an element of the more extreme gun activists in this country genuinely believe. they believe that their government will perform as a sort of tyranny and overthrow them or try to, and that is why they all need to be heavily armed. and that's what he believes. that's what his followers, to his pretty well-listened to show believe. and i think sometimes, you have to give people just enough rope to tie themselves into a large, pretty unedifying not. and
the shooting at the sandy hook elementary is a turning point. a somber remembrance of the 2011 shooting tragedy. bells tolled for the 6 killed and 13 wounded two years ago. former congresswoman gabby giffords one was of the wounded. after a long recovery, she's now fighting back, launching a new campaign taking on the gun lobby. they're pushing for background checks for private gun sales and limits to high capacity magazine clips. >> how do we get to the point where 85% of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the united states? >> reporter: last week, they comforted families of victims of the sandy hook elementary shooting. she spoke for the first time after in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. >> you have a gun? >> yes. >> we're both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> so it is the common sense consensus you're going for? >> we are. and i think most gun owners are in the same camp with us. >> reporter: there's mounting pressure on washington to take meaningful action to prevent another gun tragedy. a new ad for mayors agai
aid for hurricane sandy relief. what did christie focus on the most in this address? >> in his address yesterday, he talked about the storm that reshaped the jersey shoreline and underscored the delayed response in federal funding when compared to other disasters. >> we as a state have waited 72 days, seven times longer than the victims of hurricane katrina waited. and one thing i hope everyone in america now clearly understands, new jersey, both republicans and democrats, will never stand silent when our citizens are being short-changed. we have stood with the citizens of florida and alabama, mississippi and louisiana, iowa and vermont, california and missouri, in their times of need. now i trust they will stand with us. >> he also said washington could learn a thing or two from new jersey about the art of compromise. >> now, we've had our fights. and we have stuck to our principles. but we have established a governing model for america that shows that even with heartfelt beliefs, bipartisan compromise is possible. achievement is the result. and progress for our people is the payoff.
called demand a plan toned gun violence. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to staund to the gun lobby? >> that's not all roxanna green has to say. i spoke to her earlier tonight. >> roxanna, you appear in a new ad from mayors against illegal guns, in which you say, i have one question for political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? do you believe that the time has come, that political leaders are ready to stand up? >> absolutely. i am very confident that our leaders in washington are going to do something. they already are. president obama and vice president biden are already -- have already formed a committee, and i'm very confident they will come up with a solution right away. >> and to be clear, you and your husband both own guns. your husband's a hunter. so you're not against gun ownership, correct? >> oh, absolutely not. we believe strongly in the
's initiative. i think finely, after aurora last summer and now the terrible tragedy at sandy hook, finally people are realizing that the american public, the moms and dads of this country have to speak up. and i've been working on gun issues for 20 years. and i've never seen such a deep sense of outrage and a deep sense of commitment to doing something. >> that sense of outrage and that sense of commitment, does that also extend to your constituents and the coloradans that you talk to who are themselves gun owners, who may be hunters, may be sportsmen, people who see themselves as pro second amendment? >> oh, yes. you know, i'm a westerner. i come from a family of hunters. and we respect guns out here. we use them to hunt. but people who i've been talking to, they can't understand why you would need an assault rifle or why you need one of these assault magazines to go out hunting. i mean, a magazine that holds 30 or 100 rounds. you're not going to use that to shoot a deer. you're either going to use that for target practice or to shoot people. and frankly, the slight inconvenience to targe
. >>> for the first time since superstorm sandy plowed across the northeast, residents are returning to some of the hardest-hit areas of the jersey shore. the state of emergency has been lifted for communities like normandy beach, seaside heights and tom's river. but authorities are warning with so much debris still not cleared away, getting around could the dangerous. >> good to see them back. nine weeks later. that's a long time away from home. >>> time, now, for weather from across the country on this tuesday morning. warmer-than-normal from l.a. to new york. showers along the coast, from south carolina to florida. heavy rain, hail, and high winds in the south. i'm sorry, in south and east texas. snow, from el paso into new mexico. also, some rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s from seattle into the northern rockies. 30s in the upper midwest. 50s in dallas and atlanta. 70 in new orleans. >>> when we come back this morning, dream on. a fire sparks new safety questions about boeing's 787 dreamliner. >>> then, turning the tables. after getting a huge taxpayer bailo
,700 homes were damaged or destroyed. and of course, in october, super storm sandy brought a record storm surge to the new york and new jersey coast lines. 131 people were killed. 650,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. more than eight million homes and businesses lost power, some of them for weeks. so 2012 is in the record books. but the devastating drought continues. it covers 61% of the continental u.s. the worst of it you see right there in darkest red. texas officials today had bad news for farmers who badly need water. anna werner has their story. >> what you see now, when it comes out of here, it will be white. >> reporter: the operationpe managed by harold ross dries the rice harvested by farmers around eagle lake, texas. b rice has been grown here since the 1800s, but few years have been as dry as the last two. >> we've been in business since 1947. i've never seen anything like this.ever i've never seen a point where we didn't have water enough to plant rice. >> reporter: rainfall in texas is more than 16 inches below normal. rice production statewide has dropped 37%. bu but the
by superstorm sandy. >>> today in colorado a second day of painful hearings getting under way for james holmes, the man accused of killing dozens of people inside an aurora movie theater. in the first day of interesting testimony it appeared the killer, the alleged killer planned the attack down to the very last detail. police say holmes purchased the ticket for the showing nearly two weeks ahead of time. investigators say he entered the theater with a semiautomatic shotgun, a semiautomatic handgun with a laser sight and assault rifle with 100-round magazine drum. after the killing spree police found a startling amount of unused ammo, 200 rounds of assault rifle ammunition and 15 rounds of .4 caliber bullets. casey wian is in centennial, colorado for today's hearing. who is up to take the stand today, casy are casy? >> reporter: we'll hear a detective who will continue his testimony from yesterday about all of the wounded victims who detectives interviewed after the shooting. you'll remember, carol, when we spoke yesterday morning in advance of day one of this preliminary hearing, we talked ab
weeks. there will be another mass shooting in america, and we knows this. the answer to sandy hook is not to do nothing. that's a moral and ethical -- >> i'm flat out time. but i cannot wait for tonight's program, because i know you have more coming. piers, thanks for talking to me. >> thanks, ashleigh. >> i said it, tune in tonight, because he has the fallout. it starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. [ male announcer ] when diarrhea hits, kaopectate stops it fast. powerful liquid relief speeds to the source. fast! [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> this is day 2 of the preliminary hearing. it will begin with continued testimony from a detective who has been detailing the injuries to many o
to reduce what he called five days after the sandy hook shooting the -- quote -- "epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day." although using such an executive order to do something is something he was not keen on during his first presidential campaign. >> i think that the issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse. and in an obama presidency what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the coequal branches of government. >> jay sekulow from the american center for law and justice said last night there is no executive order the president canill override amendment to the constitution. meanwhile vice president biden has been meeting with outside groups on how to make recommendations to the president on how to make this happen. >>steve: where are the women? we know hillary rodham clinton was back at work yesterday. now she's leaving the cabinet. we found out one of the other few women on the cabinet, hilda so hr i -- hilda sol i s is heading out. she will be replaced by who knows. tim geithner is out. he'll be replac
to step up is there. i mean, our phones have been ringing off the hook now for a month after the sandy hook shooting, and it's been incredible the amount of new people that want to engage in this. we're really hopeful and really look forward to tomorrow's meeting with the vice president. >> you've become an activist as a result of this life transforming event, the shooting that you were injured, and were also featured in a documentary that you made about virginia tech. what has changed since the 32 -- it's called "living for 32." of course, the 32 people who died there. what has changed in terms of security, do you think, on campuses like virginia tech? >> i think campus security has made a lot of great improvements as to physically on campus and to how to alert students and faculty as to what's going on campus. unfortunately, we haven't seen that same progress through our gun policy. still 40% of all gun sales in this country go unchecked. i mean, that's just unacceptable. that's just bad public policy. the american people are learning that that's actually the case. i mean, i think mo
, this is a campaign ad. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? to every mother, we cannot wait. we have to demand a plan. go to demandaplan.org and add your name. >> mayors against illegal guns action fund is responsible for the content in this advertising, which have to demand a plan, concrete action. that message today from the mother of the youngest victim of the tucson mass shooting, which was two years ago today. this is kind of an amazing detail about this. that ad was scheduled to air today in tucson at precisely 10:10 local time, to coincide exactly with the exact time that the shooter in that incident opened fire two years ago. this is serious political pressure. this is not just about raising awareness or something, or seeking donations for groups that will work on this in a generic way. this is about using awareness and concern that
which was allowed to go away, you couldn't have had the clips that that young man took into the sandy hook school. it would not have been possible. that's a common-sense example. close all loopholes. every gun purchase has to have the same rigor attached to it regardless of where it occurs in our country. those are two things that would make a gigantic difference in the amount of violence that's taking place in our urban environments and yes, under these circumstances where somebody goes in and shoots up a movie theater or shoots up a school. let's take the steps that make the most sense today. i had a great conversation yesterday with vice president biden. and i know he is preparing his recommendations to the president. and i don't want to get into the details of the discussion, but he's got this down pretty well. he understands what we need to do to make it less likely that these things are going to happen in our cities and towns and these mass murders could be limited at least going into the future if some common-sense things are taken. the magazine thing is very big. >> wes. >> an
gabrielle giffords was involved in. >> 20 heart broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun laws? who's child has to die next? as mothers, we have to demand a plan. go to demand a plan.org and add your name. >> cenk: let's try to answer that question and bring on congressman steve cohen to talk about this issue. always a great pleasure to have you on, thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome nice to be with you cenk. >> cenk: she said in that ad, when will the politicians find the courage to take on this issue. what's your sense of the congress? will this issue be engaged upon when we have some sort of realistic and reasonable gun regulations? >> as i said earlier on the show, i don't think we will. i did speak to the chair of the house judiciary committee about this issue on the floor last friday, and i was pleased to hear that he said we would have hearings, or some type of con
prayed for superstorm sandy to give him cover for failed economic policies. he immediately apologized for the community. >>> today we're remembering richard ben cramer, he wrote one of the greatest political books ever, what it takes, the way to the white house, about the '88 km campaign. he died yesterday from lung cancer. >>> leon panetta had a little fun for the luncheon announcement for the successor. >> the time has to for me to return to my wife and three sons and their families and six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >> that's a good line. >>> if you read only one thing this morning, here's a question that got my attention. is someone you work with a genuine bon fid psych path. >> there's research on psychopaths among us and what professions are likely to attract the 1%. wait until you see the top ten. it's on our facebook page. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and
the horror at sandy hook elementary school. she and her husband, mark kelly, spent a day with some of the victims' families. >> first couple we spoke to. the dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. and i just about lost it. >> reporter: the couple told diane that newtown was their turning point. >> i have a gun. gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. but we have to do something to keep the guns from getting into the wrong hands. >> reporter: and this morning -- >> yes, yes. >> reporter: -- on the two-year anniversary of the shooting in tucson, they plan to do something about it. announcing their campaign for responsible changes to gun laws. working with politicians to take high-powered gun lobbyists head-on. they hope to engage the nation in a real discussion about preventing gun violence. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> and they are taking this nationwide. also on the cover of "usa today" this morning. everyone can see more of diane's exclusive interview wit
and invoke sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of the tucson shooting. >> my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? to every mother, we cannot wait. >> bloomberg appeared on "morning joe" a few moments ago to talk more about his effort. >> nobody is trying to take away your gun. no one is trying to take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply, trying to have some reasonable things so people aren't killed. >> how successful will victims' groups be at building political pressure? a different way about going about it. passing gun control legislation will be political. by the way, yesterday gun rights groups announced a "gun appreciation day" two days before president's inauguration to turn out in mass at gun shows, ranges and shows from coast to coast. >>> up next, the war over words. chuck hagel's past statements and lack of signatures on things have drawn sharp critic
educators at sandy hook elementary school. >>> heart-wrenching 911 calls from the colorado movie theater massacre were played at a preliminary hearing for suspected gunman james holmes today. now, police testified 30 gunshots could be heard during the very first phone call. and an fbi agent showed the court photos from inside holmes' apartment and described how it was meticulously rigged to explode. the 25-year-old suspect is accused of murdering 12 people and wounding dozens more in the shooting rampage last july. >>> a problem tonight for the country's new potential cia director. john brennan is president obama's pick to be the next head of the cia but senator lindsey graham is threatening to delay brennan's confirmation until he gets answers about the deadly assault in libya that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the white house says the cia position is essential and needs to be filled without delay. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors has elected david chu president for a third term. the 42-year-old chu was reelected by h
of a new york judge. >>> plus -- a bay area fund- raiser for victims of superstorm sandy. how much money the event raised. ♪ >>> dozens of musicians and entertainer does donated their -- donated their time for a benefit of superstorm sandy. organizers of the event at the restaurant say they raised more than $2,000. the money will be going to two families, one family lost their home in the storm and the other family's home was badly damaged. >>> back here at home, two men are due in a bay area court today. they are charged in connection with the deadly shootings of two teenaged girls in oakland. the 18-year-old and 19-year-old are expected to enter pleas. investigators say powell shot and killed 15-year-old raquel and 16-year-old bobbi back in november. edwards is being charged as an accessory to murder. a juvenile was arrested in the case. investigators still haven't told us about a possible motive but they say the suspects did know the victims. >>> and a hearing will be held today on whether the man charged with killing 7 people at oikos university is mentally fit to stand trial. a co
solutions." they told abc's diane sawyer the massacre at sandy hook elementary was a decisive moment. "how was newtown?" >> "tough." >> "brought back a lot of memories about what that was like for us, some two years ago today. and you hope that happen again. but you know what? it does happen again." their goal is to get elected officials to do more to prevent gun violence nationwide. it's an initiative similar to president obama's taskforce headed by vice president joe biden, expected to lay out recommendations as early as the end of the month. but such efforts face opposition. some believe getting rid of guns will not keep citizens safe. >> "you have a first amendment, there's a second amendment. but guns do not kill people. we just had two murders, my office investigated, by knives. should we take all the knives away? where do you draw the line?" >> reporter: a complex question leaders are searching to answer. in washington, i'm sandra endo. in washington, i'm sandra endo. kron 4 news. of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway
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